Gradation of Size





For this drawing Egon Schiele posed his model between himself and a large mirror. His drawing captures the model, first of all from behind, then from infront, reflected in the mirror and then, visible behind the reflection of the model is Schiele’s reflection executing the drawing.

The flow of curves and the gradation in size lead you into the drawing, focusing on Schiele’s concentrated gaze as he peers out from the mirror.


The economy of Schiele’s lines, his interesting perspective and clever placement of shapes result in a dramatically animated composition.

Egon Schiele (1890-1918)”Schiele with life model before the mirror” (1910)


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John Lovett is an Australian artist working in oils, watercolor and mixed media. Since commencing his career John has held over thirty five solo exhibitions and taken part in many joint ones. John’s work is represented in private and corporate collections in Australia, United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and USA. John’s passion for his work and his open easy approach to teaching make his books, DVD’s and workshops thoroughly enjoyable, extremely informative and always very popular. His articles are regularly featured in “International Artist” magazine.      



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